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Jon Waterman has worked as a wilderness guide and as a Denali mountaineering ranger, exploring—in boats, by foot, or on dogsleds—remote places and many of the 63 national parks. He has received numerous grants from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council, a National Endowment of the Arts Literary Fellowship, and his award-winning writing and photography have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He has published 16 books on adventure and the environment, including four Denali titles, and is the world’s leading authority on that mountain. His most recent book, the National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks, is in its fifth printing. He lives in Carbondale, Colorado.